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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William H. Bland

(1842 - 1918)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company D as Private - September 9, 1861.

On the Campaign

He was captured in a hospital in September 1862 in Frederick, MD.

The rest of the War

He was held at Fort McHenry, until sent to Fortress Monroe, VA on 13 October. Exchanged. He was at Chimorazo Hospital #4 in Richmond in October and November 1862. Captured at Morton's Ford, Virginia, February 6, 1864. He was held at the Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC. Sent to Fort Delaware on 17 June 1864. Paroled at Fort Delaware, Delaware, February 1865. Exchanged March 7, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Henderson1. Details from his service records at the National Archives. Burial from his gravesite at Findagrave.

Birth

06/30/1842; Bulloch County, GA

Death

07/07/1918 Baxley, GA; burial in Zoar Cemetery, Baxley, GA

Notes

1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 6 (posted online by Ray Fincham, Jr.)  [AotW citation 13300]